Mylan Rejects Teva's Unsolicited $40 Billion Bid--4th Update

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Ed Silverman Mylan NV Executive Chairman Robert Coury on Monday issued a stinging rebuke of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s unsolicited bid, using terms harsh even for the sharp-elbowed world of deal making to explain why the generic-drug maker's board ...

El-Erian Sees Stronger Nations and Corporations Performing Even Better

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Ethan Smith BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--The global economy is headed for a period of "divergence," in which strong nations and corporations perform even better, while weaker ones fall further behind, two high-profile investors predicted at a conference here on Monday. ...

Indonesia 1Q FDI Falls to $6.57 Billion as Investors Stay Cautious

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By I Made Sentana and Joko Hariyanto JAKARTA--Foreign direct investment in Indonesia slid in the first quarter of the year as investors stayed cautious while waiting for the government to implement programs to make the country more business friendly. The ...

Dong Energy Earnings Weighed Down by Oil Price

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Kjetil Malkenes Hovland Danish utility Dong Energy AS, part-owned by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Tuesday reported a drop in net profit, as revenue fell due to weaker oil prices and softer European gas and electricity sales. First-quarter net profit ...

LONDON MARKETS: FTSE 100 Slips From Record Ahead Of GDP Report

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch U.K. stocks fell Tuesday, moving off a record close notched in the previous session, ahead of the release of quarterly growth figures for the country. The FTSE 100 fell 0.4% to 7,073.30, with only oil and ...

Net trade surplus at SEK 4.2 billion in March

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2015-04-28 9:30 AM Nr 2015:586 Exports, imports and net trade balance, March 2015: Net trade surplus at SEK 4.2 billion in March In March 2015 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 106.8 billion, while ...

BlackRock to Sell Euro Bonds -- Update

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Josie Cox BlackRock Inc. is preparing to sell euro-denominated bonds for the first time, joining a wave of U.S. firms that have already taken advantage of rock-bottom borrowing costs in the region, thanks to the European Central Bank's massive ...

Philips Post Weaker Profit Amid Restructuring--2nd Update

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Maarten van Tartwijk AMSTERDAM-- Koninklijke Philips NV on Tuesday posted a 28% fall in first-quarter net profit, hurt by costs related to the separation of its lighting activities, even as it recorded a rise in sales thanks to the ...

Shell Faces Pressure to Disclose Priorities

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Justin Scheck LONDON--When Royal Dutch Shell PLC reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, investors will be hoping for some detail on how the company plans to cut spending to weather today's low oil prices--and simultaneously spend huge sums. A poll ...

Noyer: French Economy Must Reform

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

PARIS--The French economy could grow over 1.5% next year if the government steps up efforts to make France more competitive, the governor of the Bank of France said Tuesday. "We can get above 1.5% growth next year if we do ...

French Consumer Confidence at Five-Year High

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

PARIS--French consumer confidence rose for the third consecutive month in April to reach the highest level in over five years, statistics showed Tuesday. Consumer confidence in the eurozone's second-largest economy rose one point to 94 in April from March, the ...

China Readies Fresh Easing to Tackle Specter of Debt -- Update

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Lingling Wei BEIJING--China's central bank is planning to launch its own version of innovative credit-easing programs adopted by its counterparts in developed countries, according to officials with knowledge of the matter, as Beijing's flagship plan to restructure trillions of ...

Standard Chartered First Quarter Profit Slides

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Margot Patrick LONDON-- Standard Chartered PLC said bad loans jumped by 80% and pretax profit dived 22% in the first quarter, underscoring the challenge for incoming Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters to restructure the bank and improve returns. In ...

Correction to Orange Story

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

Orange nevertheless reiterated its guidance of a slower drop in Ebitda in 2015, to between EUR11.9 billion and EUR12.1 billion from EUR12.19 billion for all of 2014.("IPhone Sales Help Orange Slow Revenue Slide," published at 0629 GMT, mistakenly said that ...

Standard Chartered Considering Move From U.K. -- Update

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Margot Patrick and Max Colchester LONDON-- Standard Chartered PLC said a sharp rise in the levy it pays to the British government on its global balance sheet could prompt it to leave the U.K., but that it hasn't started ...

BlackRock to Sell Euro Bonds

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Josie Cox BlackRock Inc. is preparing to sell euro-denominated bonds for the first time, joining a wave of U.S. corporates that have already taken advantage of rock-bottom borrowing costs in the region, thanks to the European Central Bank's massive ...

Fed Rule Making Has Insurers on Edge

TODAY: April 28, 2015 PUB DATE: April 28, 2015

By Victoria McGrane And Ryan Tracy WASHINGTON--The Federal Reserve, known for regulating the country's largest banks, has become a major overseer of insurance firms in a big shift for an industry long regulated by states. After years of delay in ...